Gerard VISSER (France)
Gerard Visser is Professor of Obstetrics and Head of the Obstetric Department at UMC, Utrecht.He is the Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Dutch Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a member of the Diabetes and Pregnancy Group (CBO/Netherlands Society of Internal Medicine). He is also a member of the Central Medical High Court in The Hague and a number of other advisory boards.
His international activities include: Member of the board, and former chairman, of the Society for the Study of Fetal and Neonatal Physiology and a member of the editorial board of Early Human Development and of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine.
Prof Visser's main clinical interests are; fetal heart rate, blood velocity wave forms and movement patterns in relation to fetal oxygenation; the development of the fetal nervous system in normal and abnormal conditions and the effects of medication; the relationship between antepartum events, condition at birth and neonatal neurological morbidity; and, fetal and maternal morbidity in type-1 diabetes. He has published over 200 peer review articles and supervised 36 PhD theses.